Since its launch in 2012, Stoptober has helped over 1.9 million smokers ‘Split up’ with their addiction and after recent data being released, 2.2 percent fewer people smoked between January and July this year. This equates to 200 less smokers every hour so there is no better time to quit.
This year’s Stoptober encourages people to ‘Split Up’ with smoking with support and help being offered from local GP’s and Pharmacies.
Yvonne Doyle, Director for Health Protection and Medical Director at PHE, said:
“It’s really encouraging to see these early signs of such a fast drop in smokers but we’ve still got a way to go to achieve our ambition of a smoke-free society. That’s why Stoptober is back and we are encouraging all smokers to take part.
Giving up smoking is the best thing a smoker can do for their health and it can also help save money – in just 28 days smokers will start to notice so many benefits.”
As always one of the preferred methods of helping people kick the habit is vaping. The Vaper Expo UK will be doing their part by encouraging anyone who has given up during October to come to our show 25th – 27th October at the NEC in Birmingham to continue their journey on becoming smoke free.
This year we will have talks from the Vaping industries most knowledgeable advocates on everything new Vapers may need to stop them going back to cigarettes. Even if some people haven’t tried to quit during the Stoptober, we have the Vapouround bus where visitors can trade their packet of cigarettes for a starter device totally free of charge!